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The Urban Village

Carlo Ratti, Matthew Claudel
Project Syndicate

Computational social science is showing why cities thrive. When a city doubles in size, every measure of economic activity increases by about 15 percent per capita.

Is the 2015 Paris Conference the Last Chance to Save Our Planet?

chinadialogue 11/14/14

We have squandered the chance of keeping global warming below two-degree Celsius limit unless we take draconian action, says climate scientist Kevin Anderson.

Ebola and Inequality

Joseph Stiglitz
Project Syndicate
11/10/14

Joseph E. Stiglitz examines the lessons learned so far from the current crisis.

Navigating Disruptions

Linda Heyer, Burkhard Gnärig
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Could Amnesty International, Greenpeace, or Oxfam be hit by disruption and disappear within a few years' time? International civil society organizations need to change their business models.

Why Taxation Must Go Global

Wolfgang Schäuble
Project Syndicate
10/30/14

International standards and enforcement could prevent tax evasion and avoidance.

Local Food Systems: A Green Way of Life, or a Luxury Only for Elites?

Feeding Nine Billion 10/28/14

While many celebrate salad greens, the local food movement is cultivating exclusivity and becoming less and less budget friendly.

Beyond Business as Usual

Richard Brubaker, Mike J. Thompson 10/27/14

Conducting business as usual is no longer good enough. Instead of finding ways to use society and the environment to be successful, companies must contribute to society and the environment in order to sustain success.

Ebola: What Went Wrong?

The Lancet Global Health

In a chronically underfunded global health system whose needs are so often eclipsed by issues of national insecurity and expediency, it is time to tackle Ebola strategically.

China Must Stop Building Car-Centered Cities

chinadialogue 10/17/14

Urban planner Peter Calthorpe calls for an end to China's car-centered approach to urban development, and offers alternatives

China Could Move First to Geoengineer the Climate

Olivia Boyd
chinadialogue

As geoengineering advocates talk up the "technofix" approach to climate change, governments may start intervening unilaterally in earth's systems, says Clive Hamilton.

The Next Stage of Financial Inclusion

Dean Karlan
Stanford Social Innovation Review
10/08/14

Despite for-profit companies entering the microcredit market, nonprofits continue to serve a vital function when it comes to bringing financial services to those who need them most.

We Know It Works, So Let’s Keep Women’s Health Central in Global Development

Ann Starrs
The Lancet Global Health
10/03/14

Few investments reap such rewards such as those in women.

The Rise of the Robots

J. Bradford Delong
Project Syndicate
09/29/14

The question is not whether robots and computers will make human labor infinitely more productive, but whether the jobs outside of the robot-computer economy remain valuable and in high demand.

UN Population Growth Data is Bad News for Climate

chinadialogue 09/19/14

Most greenhouse-gas emissions and climate-change predictions have been based on the assumption that the planet's burden of humans will peak around 2050, and then begin a slow decline; but new analysis suggests an 80% probability global population will keep rising.

What Water's Worth

Asit K.Biswas, Ahmet C. Bozer
Project Syndicate
09/18/14

Are the current efforts to improve the management of water scarcity adequate? In countries such as India, the government's decision to provide free electricity for irrigation—in order to push production—has created a new problem: over-pumping.

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